As an attorney in Atlanta handling catastrophic injury cases, I often see problems with the "sticker price" on medical and hospital bills significantly exceeding the "reasonable and customary" amounts paid by medical insurers, and occasionally huge gaps between the bills and the available coverage. There are no easy solutions, so we just work it out on a case by case basis for our clients. The following video report from the Wall Street Journal is enlightening.

Ken Shigley is a trucking and products safety attorney in Atlanta, Georgia.